Separating Facts from Fiction in Digital Forensics
June 19, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold
In recent years government leaders & news reports have made statements similar to the following about Russian hacking activities: that if you don’t catch a hacker in the act, then there is no way to tell who was hacking, where they are hacking from, or what they were doing. This simply is not true. In this episode I discuss digital forensics with the most knowledgeable expert for this topic. Dr. Peter Stephenson will answer questions such as, is it better to watch a hack or stop it? Is digital forensics used on devices, networks, or both? What types of forensics can be used on smashed devices? What are the signs of hacking? Has digital forensics really solved crimes? Can forensics prevent crimes? How did digital forensics point to Russian hackers in the 2016 elections? Can forensics be used on IOT devices? What are common digital forensics mistakes? Join us as we discuss these, and many more, issues about digital forensics, cyber threat analysis, and cyber criminology.
Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor
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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more big data analytics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers you information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice, news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.
Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(r) consultancy she founded in 2004. Rebecca has authored 19 books, contributed to several dozen other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for seven years, was a co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years. Rebecca has received numerous awards for her work, and has provided keynotes on five continents to date. Rebecca is frequently interviewed, including regularly on the KCWI-TV (Des Moines) morning television show, serves on Advisory and Directors boards, provides expert witness services, and is quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.